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Well, I went to the doctor with a whole list of requests. She basically told me not to worry! She said cortisol came back great so that rules out anything adrenal. So no ACTH, no DHEA and no further blood tests even though potassium was low 3.3 (3.5-5.2). I also asked about the wide berth between the FT3/FT4. She said it is not an issue because the Cytomel raises the FT3 and that causes the production of FT4 to be suppressed. She said not so much FT4 is needed as it converts to FT3 and since that is good, there is no problem. She upped the Lexapro from 10mg to 20mg. I asked again about the calcium being 10.3 and she said a lot of people have calcium in the 10's and not to worry about that either.

It was only two weeks since my last visit and I gained another two pounds. Doesn't sound like much but it is two pounds EVERY visit....making 20 pounds so far! :(:( SO....I asked if maybe I am a hypochondriac. She said maybe I am dwelling on things???

I did manage to get a DEXA scan arranged and I did that today too as they had an opening. They only wanted to do the spine and hips but I mentioned to the tech that my Vitamin D has been lower than range and calcium is at the very top of range and "could it be hyperparathyroid"? She was great! She said she would do the radius scan as well and she would "figure out something" to tell the insurance. (I know they use that for hPTH). Now if that comes back normal....I will officially diagnose myself as crazy! :jester::jester: Hoppy





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